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Winter 2016

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After a six-year bull market run, the U.S. equity market was mixed for 2015, despite a positive fourth quarter. Large cap stocks eked out a gain of 1.4% on the year, but small caps lost 4.4%. International equities in the developed world declined 0.8%, while emerging market stocks plunged 17%, in large part due to the strength of the dollar. Although stocks ended mostly flat, much change took place throughout the year. The S&P 500 hit an all-time record in May, only to see those gains evaporate in August and September as a sharp market correction ensued. Stocks bounced back in October, but trailed off as the year came to a close. The rising dollar, Federal Reserve actions (or inactions), continuing issues in China, and plummeting oil prices all contributed to the higher volatility....

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